Benefits 201 → Long Term Care

WA Cares Fund: 2022 Legislative Update (BA200)

The WA Cares Fund, initially enacted in 2019, was slated to require employee payroll premiums to start in 2022, with benefit payments available as early as 2025. Legislation enacted in 2022 changed these effective dates, as well as a number of other program provisions. This course provides an overview of the WA Cares Fund program, changes to the law over last few years, and the newest changes enacted in 2022.

Sandy Wood will review the LTSS Commission’s 2022 recommendations to the legislature, as well as which of these made it to the Governor’s desk for signature. She’ll also provide the status of a Federal lawsuit, a citizen’s initiative, and a cease-and-desist letter from Idaho.

Take-aways or learning outcomes:
• An understanding of the current WA Cares law
• Tweaks that the legislature has made to the program
• The various legal issues that the law has encountered

This course is approved in the following states for 1 hour of insurance CE credit.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a confirmation within 3 business days that CE credit has been reported to the State under the license number you provided under your profile.

  • Meet the Presenter
  • About Sandy Wood Learn More
  • About The Benefits Academy Learn More
  • Table of Contents
  • Presentation
  • Supporting Documents
  • WA Cares Fund: Legislative Update
  • 01 An Overview of WA Cares Fund
  • WA_Cares_QUIZ01
  • 02 Why WA Cares
  • WA_Cares_QUIZ02
  • 03 Legislating LTC
  • WA_Cares_QUIZ03
  • 04 LTSS Trust Commission Recommendations Report
  • WA_Cares_QUIZ04
  • 05 Legal Action Updates
  • WA_Cares_QUIZ05
  • 06 Quick Recap
  • BA200_Course_Survey
  • Contact Sandy Wood Learn More
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "01 An Overview of WA Cares Fund, WA_Cares_QUIZ01, 02 Why WA Cares, WA_Cares_QUIZ02, 03 Legislating LTC, WA_Cares_QUIZ03, 04 LTSS Trust Commission Recommendations Report, WA_Cares_QUIZ04, 05 Legal Action Updates, WA_Cares_QUIZ05, 06 Quick Recap, WA_Cares_EXAM_FINAL"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever